We join the crowds who love a parade.
Fairbanks comes out in a big way for the Golden Days Parade every year.
The theme is always the same--gold!
The many, many floats pay tribute to the gold mining days that brought dreamers
and miners up here to develop this town.
Felix Pedro was the very first to discover gold in Fairbanks and he
is always a prominent figure of the parade, walking his faithful old mule--
and showing off his giant gold nugget to all.
This parade goes on for about 2 hours and represents almost every club. school,
organization and cause in this area:
Karate kids and can-can girls, gardeners and mammogram promoters,
it's fun and entertaining.
Abigail loved all the excitement but wasn't fond of the firetrucks when
demonstrated their loud sirens for us.
And we all cheered the riders of these old-fashioned bikes,
wondering how DO they mount and dismount?